Sunday, 30 May 2010

40th: Day Four - Haight Ashbury

It's not until you try to get across San Francisco by that you realise that it's pretty big! It took us well over an hour to get from Fishermans Wharf to the Pacific ocean at Golden Gate park.

The park is simply huge. It's 3 miles long and stretches from the ocean up to the hippy hangout at Haight Ashbury. Take a look at this image to see just how it was carefully designed. We took hours to walk right through it taking in the sites and people watching. We saw a humming bird drinking nectar and it's a shame that I didn't get a chance to take a photograph.

We then walked to Haight Ashbury and had a good look round a huge record store called Amoeba Music and then up Haight itself.

Haight is a great street with an amazing collection of independent stores selling everything you can imagine. It's a little like Camden, but far more laid back.

We then walked to the Castro and as we arrived, we saw 2 completely naked men walking up the street as if it were the most natural thing in the world. The image is blurred, but you get the idea. You saw everything! I am no prude, but come on!

We then went to see the shops Downtown before getting the F line tram back to the hotel.

And tomorrow we leave San Francisco to drive down the Big Sur...

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're having a great time.

    Also interesting - nobody on the street appears to be reacting to the nude men.

    I've been to the Castro district a few times - but never came across nude people in the streets. :(